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Table 2 Biosociodemographic data of the sample (N = 33)

From: Brief intervention for stress management and change in illness perception among hypertensive and normotensive workers: pilot study and protocol

Condition Hypertensive Normotensive
N (19) N (14)
M DP M DP
Mean age   48.95 6.95 36.21 7.38
Time of diagnosis of SAHa   2.68 5.82
Frequency/percentile   F % F %
Sex Female 2 10.5 6 42.9
Male 17 89.5 8 57.1
Marital status Separate/widowed 0 0 3 21.4
Single 1 5.2 2 14.3
Stable union/married 18 94.7 9 64.3
Time of work in the company 0 to 9 years 1 5.2 7 50
10 to 19 years 5 26.3 5 35.7
20 to 30 years 8 47.3 2 14.2
Over 30 years 5 26.3 0 0
Education Incomplete high school 1 5.2 0 0
Complete high school 5 26.3 1 7.1
Incomplete higher education 2 10.5 3 21.4
Complete higher education 4 21 1 7.1
Incomplete post-graduate education 7 36.8 8 57.1
Complete post-graduate education 0 0 1 7.1
Takes medication for SAH Yes 16 84.2 0 0
No 3 15.8 0 0
Family history of SAH Yes 16 84.2 14 100
No 3 15.8 0 0
  1. aMean in years
  2. SD standard deviation